Police: Cortland Co. man described as ‘armed and dangerous’ found

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UPDATE (April 9, 2021) — New York State Police took Matthew O. Perry into custody without incident in the town of Tioga Friday morning. Police say Perry’s vehicle caught fire at the dead end of Brooks Road Thursday and spread to a nearby vacant home.

On April 8, 2021 he was spotted by law enforcement in Cortland County and a vehicle pursuit was initiated into Broome County. The pursuit was terminated and Perry was later spotted in his vehicle by a trooper in Tioga County where he was able to evade thee trooper.

Officials say it is believed that he then struck an unoccupied vehicle in the village of Oswego before ending up on a logging trail on Brooks Road in the town of Barton.

His vehicle caught fire and he abandoned the vehicle. It started a brush fire and a vacant home also caught fire. No other homes were in danger.

CORTLAND, N.Y. (WETM) – Cortland Police are looking for Matthew O. Perry, who they say is suicidal and “armed and dangerous.”

Perry is wanted for criminal contempt 1st degree, aggravated family offense, and criminal contempt 2nd degree.

Perry is 32 with blue eyes and brown hair. He is believed to be driving a white 2016 Hyundai Sonata 4DSD with the license plate KJY 8581.

Anyone with information on Perry’s whereabouts is asked to call Cortland Police at 607-753-3001 EXT 0.

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